“I killed one man to save 100,000”
An explanation for the crime must always be found. The Musée Départemental Pierre Corneille invites you to study the case of Charlotte Corday.
During her interrogation, Charlotte Corday justified her action by holding Marat responsible for the desolation of France, which had been ruined by the civil war he had unleashed. She wanted to kill the monster, and the members of the tribunal found it hard to believe her.
How could a lone young girl, with no accomplice, and even brought up on the tragedies of her grandfather, Pierre Corneille, be the murderer? It was unbelievable. Believable it was, however, and she was taken to the guillotine.